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Oct. 6, 2009 — Dade City

Mildred "Chrissy" Pace, 33, was the suspect in two burglaries.

The Pasco Sheriff's Office said that a handgun was stolen in one of the burglaries, which led deputies to believe that Pace could be armed.

When they found her in Dade City at about 5 p.m., she hid under a house, then fled. A witness said police did not identify themselves, that Pace was unable to get over a fence, and that Pace yelled, "Please don't do it, please don't do it, please don't do it." The police said, "Put the gun down." Pace said again, "Please don't do it." The police said again, "Put the gun down," according to the witness. Read more

The police said that they did identify themselves, and that Pace refused commands to show her hands. They said she ran through the back yard with her right hand behind her back and that she continued to keep it there while they confronted her. They said that she took a sudden step toward Deputy John Hayhurst and lunged toward him. That is when Deputy Daniel Green fired, wounding Pace in the abdomen.

No weapon was found.

This was the 105th police shooting in Florida in 2009.

One day earlier, one officer shot one person in Ocala .

11 days later, one officer shot one person in Middleburg .

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Deputy Green was involved in two other shootings from 2009 to 2014. Only 10 officers were involved in more than two shootings in that time period.
  2. Pace did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  3. Police thought Pace, who was unarmed, was reaching for a weapon before shooting her. Thirty-eight unarmed people were shot when police said they saw them reach for something.
  4. Pace was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  5. Officer was chasing Pace on foot before shooting her. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.

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